What is YOUR “Why”?

Vanessa, I don’t know if I have a “WHY”. I want to make money…isn’t that good enough?

To make money online, you must clearly understand your “why.”

Why do you want to make money online? Is it to achieve financial freedom, support your family, or pursue your passion?

Whatever your reason, it’s essential to identify it and remember it as you navigate the world of online entrepreneurship.

Your “why” is essentially your reason for being or your purpose. It’s what drives you and gives you a sense of fulfillment. Finding your why can help you make decisions, set goals, and live meaningfully.

So how do you find your why? Here are a few tips:

1. Reflect on your values. What’s important to you? What do you stand for? Your values can give you clues about your purpose.

2. Think about what excites you. What gets you out of bed in the morning? What do you enjoy doing? Your passions can be a good indicator of your why.

3. Consider your strengths. What are you good at? Your strengths can help you find your purpose.

4. Pay attention to your experiences. What challenges have you overcome? What have you learned from them? Your experiences can shape your purpose.

5. Ask yourself why. Keep asking why until you get to the root of your motivations. For example, if you want to start a business, ask yourself why. Is it because you want to make money? Or is it because you want to help people?

During my Internet Profits Certification process, my mentor, Dean Holland, taught me a crucial step that helped me identify my direction in an unexpected way.

By following Tip #5, I realized my why, and it significantly changed my approach to success.

I always believed my final “why” was about working for myself. I want to live life on my terms.

I am tired of working for someone else who doesn’t have my best interest at heart.

I am tired of punching a time clock and worrying about having to use sick time or paid time off for outside appointments or taking a mental health day.

I thought that was all I ever wanted. But I was so wrong.

Please visit here to see my completed “WHY” assignment.

When I exhausted every “Why” I could answer in this assignment, I determined that my drive to succeed in affiliate marketing is deeply intertwined with my passion for animal welfare.

I am committed to using my financial resources to support animal shelters, rescue groups, and any organization that tirelessly rescues, heals, fosters, and finds forever homes for unwanted and abused animals.

I am deeply inspired by the dedication and courage of these organizations that place themselves in the midst of some of the most heart-wrenching animal neglect and abuse situations. They are the heroes for these innocent creatures, and their work is a testament to the power of compassion and resilience.

I am not mentally prepared to witness animal suffering, and it is this very reason that fuels my determination to support these organizations.

That is MY why!!! That is what drives me to success.

Grinding down to your “why” brings you clarity and focus so you can see your purpose coming to fruition as you embark on your journey to success in affiliate marketing or any business.

Ultimately, finding your “why” is about understanding yourself and your motivations.

It’s about identifying your strengths and weaknesses, passions and goals, and using that knowledge to create a successful online business that aligns with who you are and what you want to achieve.

So take some time to reflect on your “why” and let it guide you on your journey to online success.

Remember, finding your why is a process. It may not happen overnight, but it’s worth the effort.

Once you have a clear sense of your purpose, you can use it to make decisions and set goals that align with your values and passions.

If you are looking to start or grow an online business, take some time to think about what drives you.

What are you genuinely passionate about?

What gets you excited and motivated to take action?

Once you have identified your “why,” use it to fuel your efforts and push yourself toward success.

Do yourself a favor and follow step 5 above. Keep asking “why” until you can no longer ask.

What was your final answer?

I would love to hear your final “Why” in the comments below.

If you’re curious about me and haven’t already, please read “My Story” to find my purpose and why I am here.

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Until then, Stay Curious, Stay Inspired, And Stay True

Yours Truly,


17 thoughts on “What is YOUR “Why”?”
  1. Thank you so much for this. To find your WHY is like a super power, but it’s needed more than you think as a beginner. I’ve come back to my why so often and it’s lifted me out of some difficult times. It’s definitely the first step that’s needed in this path.
    Your post was really lovely to read and the 5 steps are spot on.

  2. Vanessa,
    Thanks for the reminder to stay connected to my “why”! It’s so crucial to keep that in mind, isn’t it? I’ve made a decision to take a moment to revisit my “why” and jot it down on my desk where I can glance at it every day. It’s like having a little daily dose of inspiration right in front of me!

  3. Venessa, Your blog beautifully underscores the necessity of understanding one’s “why” in the online entrepreneurial journey. Your personal revelation regarding the intersection of your entrepreneurial drive with your passion for animal welfare is truly inspiring. It vividly demonstrates how aligning business pursuits with noble causes can imbue our endeavors with purpose and meaning. Your story serves as a powerful reminder that success is not solely measured in monetary terms but in the positive impact we make on the world.

  4. Vanessa, Thank you for sharing your profound journey in discovering your “why.” Your dedication to supporting animal welfare is truly inspiring and demonstrates the power of aligning personal passion with professional pursuits. Your story serves as a reminder of the transformative impact a clear sense of purpose can have on our lives and businesses. I appreciate your transparency and encouragement to fellow entrepreneurs to reflect on their own motivations. Your commitment to making a difference in the lives of animals is commendable, and I admire your drive to turn your passion into a driving force for success. Keep shining your light and making a positive impact in the world! Thanks, Atif

  5. Hi. Great post! My why is retiring early and spending time with my grand babies. I have keep looking at them when the bad thought come in!
    Like I said great post!

  6. Hi Vanessa,
    That is a lovely coincidence that we both should focus on ‘why’ this week.
    I agree 100% and you have broken down the essence in two sentences!!
    It is about ‘understanding yourself and your motivations’ and ‘using that knowledge to create a successful business that aligns with who you are and what you want to achieve’.

    The other big takeaway is a reminder that ‘finding your why is a process that may not happen overnight, but worth the effort’
    I agree 100% and wonder if I were to try again would it be the same…. I aim to keep checking….. Great post

  7. Hello – This was a VERY, good post. Finding the “why” in what we do only strengthens our resolve to attain success. Without knowing why we are doing something, we can get caught up in activity rather than value added purpose and progress. I truly admire your “whys.” Take care!

  8. Hey Vanessa, your blog is fantastic! Clear, easy to read, and congrats on the post. Finding your “why” is crucial for overcoming challenges in business. There will be tough times when you won’t want to do anything else, but your “why” will fuel your energy and push you through every barrier.

  9. Hi Vanessa,
    Your “why” is one of the most important things to know when starting your business. It’s hard to get anywhere in your business if you don’t have your “why”, and that fire behind you to make you push yourself to do good in your business. So many people struggle with this. This was a good post to have on your blog. Great job! Thank you.

  10. Nice post about finding our WHY. You explored the subject really well and in details. My WHY is similar to yours. I want to be free and have total control over my life. You made me believe I can maybe detail more certain aspects of it using the 5 steps you described.
    Happy holidays,

  11. My why is simple. I don’t want to outlive my assets. I really enjoy the process, and I have no doubt we will be rewarded monetarily as we are rewarded creatively. It is so important to trust the process.

  12. My why is easy- I don’t want to outlive my assets because I suspect I will live a long life. I’ve
    a long time already but being a Late Bloomer, I suspect I’ll be here for awhile.

  13. My why is easy- I don’t want to outlive my assets because I suspect I will live a long life. I’ve
    a long time already but being a Late Bloomer, I suspect I’ll be here for awhile.

  14. My why is easy- I don’t want to outlive my assets because I suspect I will live a long life. I’ve
    a long time already but being a Late Bloomer, I suspect I’ll be here for awhile.

  15. Hi, Vanessa!
    I admire your why. I’m glad for all the animals you’re going to help!
    My why is to spend more time with my husband and family. I’m working for that day I’ll be able to spend every morning with my husband sipping coffee and watching the sunrise. And then we’ll work on the business together. It’ll be great!

  16. Having a why is the fuel for success. It keeps us going regardless how many times we run out of gas and break down. I have been reflecting on my Why more than ever lately. My why was always to make enough money to have a family and get to spend time with them, I didn’t want to be working 12 hour days missing my child’s first steps. But lately, my why has transformed into so much more. It is not just financial freedom and the freedom of time, but it is the ability to have control over the decisions I make. From when I work, to traveling when I want, to getting to choose the healthcare treatment I think is best for myself despite what my insurance will cover. Having a Why is so powerful, as roadblocks pop up, it helps to keep us on track. Great blog post, look forward to following you on your journey.

  17. That WHY is so critical for business. I’ve learned first hand if I didn’t know it I would have quit already. Our WHY has to be powerful enough to compel and empower us to move past the hardest barriers we face, when we are at wits end and ready to throw in the towel. We remember WHY we are doing it and we push forward and continue on in our journey. I’ve had to go through that several times already in the last 8 months alone. I’m sure I’ll have to do it again. That WHY is awesome powerful! 😄
    thanks for your post.

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